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Six crispy air fried chicken drumsticks in an air fryer basket

Air Fryer Drumsticks

These easy Air Fryer Drumsticks cook up supremely tender and juicy with perfectly crispy skin. This isn't your average chicken dinner recipe! Just a handful of ingredients and under 30 minutes to make. Gluten-free, paleo, keto, low carb and Whole30 compliant. 

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer chicken legs, air fryer drumsticks, how to cook drumsticks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 153 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 4-6 chicken drumsticks about 1 lb
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp coarse sea salt or kosher salt, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • fresh chopped parsley for garnish


  1. If your air fryer requires preheating, preheat to 390°F, as needed.

  2. Pat the chicken dry on both sides with paper towels. Drizzle with oil then sprinkle evenly with salt, black pepper, garlic powder and onion powder.

  3. Working in batches (depending on the size of your air fryer), place the drumsticks in the air fryer basket, skin side down, in a single layer, making sure they are not crowding or overlapping.

  4. Cook at 390°F for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, open the air fryer basket and use tongs to flip the drumsticks. Continue to cook for another 12-15 more minutes (or longer), until no longer pink and the internal temperature is 165 degrees.

  5. Sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley, if desired.

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Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Drumsticks
Amount Per Serving
Calories 153 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 370mg15%
Potassium 175mg5%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 35IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.